Dozens of Tires Slashed in Two Neighborhoods

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

Two Colorado Springs neighborhoods wake up to dozens of tires slashed, and now neighbors want to know who is responsible.

It happened overnight between Saturday and Sunday in the 2100 block of West Kiowa and the 2400 block of Virgo Street. The two locations are about two miles apart. Dozens of cars were targeted.

Neighbors we spoke with say the crimes are frustrating and costly.

Lance Green had two of his tires slashed and says, "it's 500 bucks a pop for people with good tires and it's hard times, it's really hard times and people don't just have 500 bucks in the coffee can for 2 new tires on Sunday morning".

Down the street, Adam Stickler had the tires slashed on both his work van and his personal car, "people really don't have a whole lot of money to spend on two extra tires just because somebody decided to go ahead and have some fun".

If you know anything about these crimes, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers to make an anonymous tip at (719) 634-STOP.

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  • by Anonymous Location: king soopers on uintah on Jan 19, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    You might want to add Monday night to the list. My tires were slashed at about 6:30 Monday night.
  • by l. Location: co springs on Jan 17, 2011 at 06:43 PM
    as one of the victims, i'd have to wonder if "objective truth" (oxymoron) is just joking- if not, well- go use someone else's hardship to exploit and spout your ugly idiotic rant. hard to believe there's people like you. having said that- i grew up in the middle of east l.a., and Nothing was ever done like this in our neighborhood, even in the heart of gangland. even in a savage and ruthless place like that there was a certain honor and respect for working people and their property. if someone did something like this they would be anathema to everyone, and suffer consequences that would result in Very serious injury at the hands of a lot of people. we are discussing putting out a hefty reward for these people, and no doubt anyone stupid enough to cut holes in people's tires with a knife and think it's some kind of cred is stupid enough to get caught- and if his freinds are scummy enough to think it's cool, they're scummy enough to hand a friend over for a big juicy reward.
  • by J. Orton Location: C Spgs on Jan 17, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    What these vandals did is wrong on many, many levels. That being said, I think the death penalty for slashing some tires is a bit excessive. I know it can be frustrating to feel helpless against these kinds of senseless acts, but if you feel these people need to die for their crimes then you may need to seek some perspective.
  • by my.02 on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    They would have much work to do to make up for the cost of these tires. I say once they are caught, they need to work it off for the families that they affected.
  • by OBJECTIVE TRUTH Location: WESTSIDE on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    Another of the 1 million reasons law-abiding citizens should have guns, concealed or otherwise. Kill some of these little punks and it would discourage like-minded slime balls from destroying other people's property, property acquired by blood, sweat and tears. I cannot put into words how despicable I think these morons really are.
  • by Bruce Location: Manitou on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    Hey no slack! Why warn them...Hell, put out some bait...
  • by Nan on Jan 17, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    We had the same thing happen a few years ago involving two vehicles and eight tires. We got them replaced and the next night, the same eight tires were slashed. We put cameras pointing at the vehicles on the house and it was sure a lot less expensive than replacing sixteen tires.
  • by WC Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 17, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    It happened in Newport Heights by Woodmen and Austin Bluffs too... and like the other poster said, I take care of business first and ask questions later. You will get caught; you will hope the police catches you -- rather than my neighbors.
  • by NoSlack Location: N.Colo.Springs on Jan 17, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    To the persons responsible, I hope you read this. Just a fair warning. My neighborhood has a CrimeWatch program and I have surveillance cameras. If you dare even pull your stunts, YOU WILL BE CAUGHT, and PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
  • by Al Location: Falcon on Jan 17, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    Horrible story for this young family. Also, why the heck didn't CSPD show up to the hospital to take the report??? Since they didn't, why didn't they take him to the hospital themselves. They made him take a cab to his family??? Way to go CSPD. At least I know for sure, the Sheriff's office would have given this soldier a ride to his family. I'll be watching out for their car on the roads until it's found. In the mean time, I pray they had a healthy baby. Good luck to you guys.
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